What Our Travel Clients Say
It is refreshing to find an Audit Team that has such a good understanding of our industry.
Noel Josephides, Chairman Sunvil Holiday Group & ABTA
We appointed Elman Wall as our Auditor and Tax Advisor in 2006 and have never looked back. They understand us as a client and they understand the travel industry. Their service at all levels is always friendly and efficient, and they seek solutions. Thank you Elman Wall.
Mark Bannister, Finance Director, Trailfinders
Jetline Travel has been a client of Elman Wall for nearly 12 years. The reason for this longevity is partly because of their expertise within the Travel Sector – a highly regulated Industry that requires exemplary and compliant auditing. However, a more important reason, as far as we are concerned, is the hands-on approach that Elman Wall adopts, with dedicated, friendly and helpful staff that are always available to assist and advise
Marilyn Roberts- Jetline – Cruise Specialist
Having experienced generalist accountants it has been a refreshing change to being able to talk to an accounts team with a thorough understanding of the industry. Able to understand the working practises and the ever more complicated regulations we face make Elman Wall an integral part of the management of my business...even though they insist on holding conferences at The Emirates!
Jeremy Scott- Baway – Cruise Specialist Travel Agent
Club Europe are a specialist, family-owned school tour operator in our 33rd year. We moved to Elman Wall in 2009 as we felt we were lacking the industry knowledge from our pervious auditors. Since our move to Elman Wall we have found they know our market better and can guide us on tax matters and many other areas of the business; something essential in this current volatile marketplace. We would recommend them to other travel companies and I am happy to endorse their services.
Tim Johnson- Club Europe – Specialist Schools Tour Operator
Switching to Elman Wall was one of the smartest decisions we could have made. Russell and his team have successfully and knowledgably guided us through the maze of tax considerations available to our company, in a proactive, enthusiastic and personable manner. Previous to working with Elman Wall, we had always wondered whether we were receiving the best tax advice: we now know that we are.
Neil Fraser- Blue Cube – Travel Management Company (TMC)
I thought that changing Accountants after 19 years was going to be a harrowing process, but actually it has proved to be one of my better business decisions. Elman Wall quickly got their heads around our requirements and as a specialist in the Travel Business we benefited immediately from their industry expertise. Communication on day-to-day accounting matters is friendly, clear and effective - and never has taxation been so much fun! Elman Wall's Tax Department has been a revelation; their advice sound, coherent and beneficial to both my company and to myself. The 'icing on the cake' has been the forward planning advice we get from Elman Wall in matters of business strategy, and via Cavendish Ware, how best to obtain our own personal goals. Sparing their blushes, Elman Wall are nice people to do business with.
Graeme Mitchell, Former Owner and MD, Brightwater Holidays – Groups Tour Operator
A very professional outfit at the heart of the travel business. Not just purely accountants but more a networking outlet too!
Sue Greenslade- Ski Weekend, Ski Tour Operator
Elman Wall have been our auditors since we started. They have always 'been there' for us and we welcome their views on the critical decisions we need to make.
Mark Hartshorne, Gold Crest Holidays Limited – Coach Tour Operator
Voyage Privé has been working with Jonathan Wall and his highly professional team since we set up our business in the UK. They are not only accounting, tax, compliance and payroll specialists but more importantly industry recognized travel experts. Over the years, they have also proven to be a seamless and really efficient partner for us.
Francois Callens, former FD, Voyage Privé
Elman Wall Travel Masterclass
I felt that I was being talked to by a team of friendly and knowlegeable professionals.
Rupert Longsdon, The Oxford Ski Company – Ski Travel Agency
All the speakers were excellent and very inspiring. Very helpful and we will be in touch for some professional advice very soon. I also have other clients who would benefit from your help.
Andrew Loyd, Loyd & Townsend-Rose – Specialist Travel Consultants
Many thanks for a most informative and interesting session yesterday afternoon. You have a great team, and I walked away feeling inspired by the presentations, as well as the delegates. Please pass my thanks to on to the rest of your team.
Miraviva Travel Ltd – Specialist Tour Operators
Just a quick one to say thank you for inviting me to the master class yesterday - I really enjoyed it and it was great being in a room full of like-minded people talking about growing our businesses. I can genuinely say that I have never been more excited about working with a firm of accountants than as I am with Elman Wall.
Rob Hill, The Eventa Group – Stag & Hen Specialist Tour Operator
Seriously it was very thought provoking and made me realize that taking time to look 'at' the business rather than be bogged down running it is essential from time to time. We were privileged to hear an almost live update from a tax guru of how the budget will affect the small business. If I am ever in the position to sell the business Elman Wall seem to know the score. In the words of The Apprentice - 'Thanks for the Opportunity'
David Horwell, Select Latin America –Tour Operator
Left feeling uplifted and relieved. Woke at 3:30am this morning to scribble 5 pages of a draft business plan!
Ian Coates, Archipelago Choice – Tour Operator
Excellent. Well thought out and presented. It was all interesting.
Sam Clark, Experience Travel Group – Tour Operator
Elman Wall Travel Directors' Summit
I don't spend a whole day out of my office, apart from Summit day.
Bobby Sangha, Ontro Travel – Specialist concierge/VIP travel
An extremely worthwhile Travel Directors' Summit, with enjoyable combination of inspirational speakers and relevant industry matters.
Jono Vernon-Powell, Nomadic Thoughts – Specialist Tour Operator
An excellent day combining good speakers, relevant industry topics and the chance to meet like-minded people.
Mario Bodini, JAC Travel – Travel Wholesaler
Highly relevant to the Travel Industry and introduced by knowledgeable and passionate speakers, it really is now a firm date in our calendar.
Mark Hartshorne, Gold Crest Holidays – Coach Specialist Tour Operator
Another fantastic Summit. Worthwhile and a must for all businesses in the travel sector.
George Ross, In2Action – Activity Operator
The Elman Wall Director's Summit is becoming a 'must attend' annual event.
Adam White, Baxter Hoare – Business Travel
What a fantastic day Elman Wall organised. They nailed it for the second year running.
- Nick Newbury, Original Travel – Long Haul Specialist Tour Operator
A really (and surprisingly) enjoyable summit... considering it was organised by accountants! Implementing just one lesson learnt will be now be saving PrivateFly.com tens of thousands in 2013. Thanks team Elman Wall.
Adam Twidell, PrivateFly – Private Jets
The summit gave an excellent opportunity to hear from people in positions of influence on topics of current significance and to be able to feed industry opinion back to them.
Tony Lock, Ramblers Holidays Group – Walking Specialist Tour Operator
The Elman Wall Summit always balances cogent discussion with informal networking.
Tom Jenkins, ETOA – Travel Association Body
In a busy calendar of industry events, the TDS is unique in having so many owners and decision makers under one roof. Jonathan and the team put together a very enjoyable, well run and informative programme.
Martin Alcock, The Travel Trade Consultancy
Quite probably the most informative and enjoyable event of its type.
Phil Curtis, First Data Merchant Services – Merchant Services
A very interesting, challenging and enlightening day.
Tom Clay, Protected Travel Services
I would recommend anyone connected with the travel industry to attend the summit.
Steve DaCosta, Sports Tours - Specialist Tour Operator
Elman Wall continues to seize the initiative when it comes to bringing together travel leaders and speakers to tackle the subjects that matter in travel.
Steve Keenan, Travel Perspective - Journalist
The Elman Wall summit provided an entertaining and informative day with relevant speakers to the Travel industry. A great chance to network and promote food for thought on many issues that the Travel industry is facing at present. I will look forward to the next one.
-Natasha Honey, Jetline Travel – Cruise Specialists
Thanks for a stimulating day with a wide range of speakers and topics, plenty of time for networking and the opportunity to step outside the box for a day with fellow directors from different sectors of the travel industry - invaluable and a rare treat.
Catherine Leech, 101 Holidays – Travel Consultancy
I couldn't imagine using another accountant; Elman Wall have all the skills we need under one roof. They are pro-active and up-to-date, they understand our business, they find solutions, their service is fast, efficient, informative and friendly, and most importantlythey arevery nice people! If I have to choose one thing that sets them apart it's that the keypartners in the business always make themselves available. Anything from a potential acquisition to a personal tax code changeis treated withequalimportance and enthusiasm.
Simon Weeks- Cruise & Maritime Voyages – Cruise Specialists